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I Witness: Powder Day

Yes, that is thigh-deep snow. Yes, this is the East Coast. Yes, that is Clair’s Way on Hunter Mountain with only one person on it. Yes, this was yesterday, a...
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Catskills Corner Special: Skiing in a Recession

Over the Christmas holidays, I ran into an acquaintance from Brooklyn in the lodge at Hunter Mountain. He was bemoaning the cost of skiing: it had set him back $300...
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Catskills Corner: Campfire Hunter

In these days of Blogs, Facebooks, Twitters and the like, it’s rare for anyone to go to the trouble of starting up a print fanzine. Let alone a print fanzine...
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The Seduction of Snow

It’s snowing outside my office window as I write these words. That’s not been unusual this winter: I live in the Catskill Mountains, where snowfall should be prodigious: we have...
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Catskills Corner

What’s going on in the mountains. FRIDAY JANUARY 9 Plattekill and Belleayre Ski Mountains both host their monthly discount days: $15 for the first 100 people at the former, $25...
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Thanksgiving Weekend: The Outdoor Edition

1) THURSDAY: Hiking. Climbing Mount Tremper with the wife over Thanksgiving lunchtime. Snow kicks in around the 1500 foot mark. By the time we reach the top, there’s a foot...
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Ski Seasoning

In an ideal season, our local ski mountains open the weekend after Thanksgiving. These last few winters have been less than ideal: two years ago, we didn’t get decent conditions...
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The Joy of Snow Part 3

Our final day on Snowbird, Campbell’s sixth in a row on a snowboard, found him complaining of a sore back, his blatantly blistered lips, a banged-up knee and, inexplicably, a...
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